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Re: test results I have just got back

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Lisa McNally <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussions by and for dyslexic people <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:03:27 -0000

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Hi Michelle

Not research but I thought you might be interested.
My daughter is dyslexic and mildly dsypraxic, as is my husband.  His nephew 
is dyspraxic and mildly dyslexic, as probably is his dad (my husbands 
brother).  My husband was tested for dyslexia many years ago, but as my 
sister in law and I have read more and more about both and swopped info, we 
can easily see common 'traits'  Both children find it extremely difficult to 
sit still, our nephew being worse, both have difficulty sleeping, both find 
handwriting extremely difficult, my daughter slightly worse here. Children 
and dads extremely clumsy and trip up invisible objects! Yet some things 
they excel at, both my husband and his brother surf, my daughter is 
excellent on her heeleys (trainers with attached wheels) and my nephew great 
at using tools.  One lady described dyslexia and dyspraxia as being 2 sides 
of the same coin.  We went to the biggest local library and took out as many 
books as we could find and not only found a lot of research but got some 
good ideas as well.  Lisa

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle Oakes" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] test results I have just got back


> On 15/3/07 16:51, "Jeff Hughes" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Thanks
>
> Has any one got any research into the connection with dyslexia and 
> dyspraxia
> in children and adults just out of interest, as I want to learn more
>
> Michelle
>
>> Any specialist teacher/tutor or psychologist should be able to help. You
>> would have to pay if it is not through a College, Local authority etc.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>> ====================================================
>> Jeff Hughes       Chartered Educational Psychologist
>> St Helens and District Dyslexia Association (SHADDA)
>> BDA Local Associations Board & New Technology C'ttee
>> Special Needs Computing     Hughes&Co      Box42 Ltd
>> Email: [log in to unmask]      Web: www.box42.com/shadda
>> ====================================================
>>>>>>
>>
>> Disclaimer:
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>> If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender
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>> Please do not keep, copy or share this information unless you are certain
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>> co-operation.
>>
>>
>>
>> In your message regarding Re: [DYSLEXIA] test results  I have just got 
>> back
>> dated Thu, 15 Mar 2007 14:02:07 +0000, Michelle Oakes said that ...
>>
>>> On 15/3/07 14:03, "Jeff Hughes" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> And out of interest where can I get a test done the same.
>>
>>> Michelle
>>
>>>> As a test of dyslexia the DST is quite good at spotting dyspraxia but 
>>>> you
>>>> have to exclude to phonological processing and other literacy related 
>>>> items.
>>>>
>>>> These results seem to me to indicate a risk of dyspraxia but not of
>>>> dyslexia.
>>>>
>>>> Jeff
>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>> ===============================================
>>>> Jeff Hughes, Chartered Educational Psychologist
>>>> Principal Practitioner,    Hughes&Co, Box42 Ltd
>>>> Email: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.box42.com
>>>> ===============================================
>>>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Disclaimer:
>>>>
>>>> This e-mail, and any attachments, are intended only for the person(s) 
>>>> named
>>>> as recipient(s). The information contained may be privileged or
>>>> confidential.
>>>>
>>>> If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender
>>>> immediately then permanently delete both messages and any address
>>>> information.
>>>>
>>>> Please do not keep, copy or share this information unless you are 
>>>> certain
>>>> you need to do so for legitimate reasons. Thank you for your 
>>>> co-operation.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In your message regarding Re: [DYSLEXIA] test results  I have just got 
>>>> back
>>>> dated Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:17:34 +0000, Michelle Oakes said that ...
>>>>
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>>> I wonder if you could help me, I have just had some test results back 
>>>>> from
>>>>> the school my son goes to he is 13 and basically this is what it says.
>>>>
>>>>> The score indicates that Dominic is not considered to be at risk, 
>>>>> although
>>>>> there are some causes for concern which require teaching and further
>>>>> monitoring. He appears to have some weakness in areas of: eye-hand
>>>>> coordination, balance and verbal fluency and less marked difficulty in
>>>>> reading and spelling at speed  and semantic fluency. He performed well 
>>>>> on
>>>>> naming items, phonetic skills, writing at speed and sequential memory.
>>>>> Difficulties do not appear to be sufficient to warrant a full 
>>>>> psychologist
>>>>> assessment. The ARQ  is above the "at risk" point.
>>>>
>>>>> The dyslexia screening test:
>>>>
>>>>> The eleven tests in the dyslexia screening test were devised after an
>>>>> analysis of dyslexic literature, and were refined to provide easily
>>>>> administered testing to diagnose learning difficulties. The 
>>>>> information may
>>>>> be used to distinguish between dyslexia and other learning 
>>>>> difficulties,
>>>>> although it should be stressed that such diagnosed are by no means
>>>>> definitive and are best considered as an "educated guess" at this 
>>>>> stage.
>>>>
>>>>> Basically what does that mean in English and does that mean he is or 
>>>>> not
>>>>> dyslexic.
>>>>
>>>>> Michelle 

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